Editorials

Out with the Old, in with the New

December 28, 2010
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Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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Christmas 2010

December 21, 2010
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Christmas 2010 will go down in history as a great holiday celebration. Peace on earth. Good will to men. It is, indeed, all about that. If there was no Internet, evening news, radio talk shows or morning newspapers, and if we paid closer attention to our own psychic lives, Christmas 2010 would be pristine....

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A boost for Somerset Street

December 14, 2010
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The long empty Suffolk University building at 20 Somerset Street will be reincarnated into an academic building by Suffolk University with an infusion of $68 million. Last week, Suffolk got the official go-ahead for the rehabilitation of the former MDC headquarters. How this new academic building received its right to exist is the result...

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Stroll and Tree lighting reflective of holiday

December 14, 2010
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Last week’s Beacon Hill Stroll and official Christmas Tree Lighting cast Charles Street as a winter wonderland. The lighting and displays in so many of Charles Streets fine shops did much to enhance the general human spirit and the feeling that Christmas is nearly upon us. The neighborhood at this time of year is...

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Receiving what he deserved

December 7, 2010
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The Boston City Council’s vote to expel their colleague Chuck Turner last week was the right thing to do. The 11-1 vote showed the resolve of the council, despite many of its members fretting that Turner was their friend and it was a difficult vote to make considering all he had done for his...

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Dr. Johnson’s dilemma

December 7, 2010
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Boston School Superintendent Carol Johnson is attempting to close down 13 Boston Public Schools and to combine five others in order to cut a more than $50 million deficit the Boston School Department is facing. Dr. Johnson’s gambit – to close schools that can no longer sustain themselves – is a step in the...

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December 7, 1941

December 7, 2010
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More than 60% of the nation was born after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. President Franklin Roosevelt called the attack despicable – a day that would live in infamy. As it turns out, the Japanese made a fatal mistake challenging the arsenal of democracy on that day 69 years...

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Thanksgiving 2010

November 23, 2010
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Everything about our lives and about the well-being of our nation has been put in question by the nagging recession that has cost so many jobs and our belief in the banking system and even our belief in our ability as a nation to overcome economic adversity. With Thanksgiving upon us, we agree there...

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Menino shows strength and common sense on crucial issues

November 16, 2010
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Last week, Boston’s mayor showed why he remains relevant after all these years to the vast majority of residents living and working in this city. First, he issued a major statement indicating that he will be going to the State House to argue for health insurance reform for public employees that could save the...

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The election

November 9, 2010
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Representative Marty Walz and State Senator Anthony Petruccelli who both faced opponents in last week’s election and both won resounding victories. Both Walz and Petruccelli were the recipients of solid election victories because they are highly visible, pro-active, hard-working and respond to the call every time for Hill residents – almost without exception. We...

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